You are invited to participate in the Woodbridge Energy Challenge, a campaign to help Woodbridge residents save energy and go green. The Woodbridge Energy Challenge is a Town partnership with United Illuminating and the CT Solar Challenge to empower you to make smart energy choices for your home.
The Woodbridge Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force designed the challenge with two parts: going green through solar and making your home more energy efficient. In November, the Town hosted a CT Solar Challenge workshop and will host another in April. This winter the Task Force is focusing on energy efficiency. “I hope town residents will take advantage of these workshops to learn more about the Woodbridge Energy Challenge and how to make your home more energy efficient,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.
The following workshops will be held at the Woodbridge Public Library at 6 p.m.:
- February 4, Insulation; and
- March 3, Heating and Cooling Systems.
If you’ve never had a home energy check-up, you can sign up for a Home Energy Solutions (HES) assessment. For a fee of $99, a United Illuminating Company-certified technician will conduct the assessment, which may include new free energy-efficient lighting, low-flow showerheads and the sealing of drafts and air leaks. You will also receive written recommendations on further energy-saving measures.
As part of the Woodbridge Energy Challenge, the Town has partnered with two companies, New England Conservation Services and New England Smart Energy. These companies have agreed to donate $25 per assessment to support the Woodbridge Food and Fuel Fund.
If you’ve already had an HES assessment, you may do a Home Performance (with Energy Star) assessment for further energy-saving improvements. Home Energy Solutions and Home Performance assessments give you access to rebates and low-interest financing for upgrades. For example, this year Energize CT is offering a rebate of up to 50% on the total cost of residential insulation through the Home Energy Solutions and Home Performance programs. New England Conservation Services and New England Smart Energy are offering further reduced pricing on insulation to Woodbridge residents, a discount that will increase for everyone as more residents participate.